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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
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562 Ratings
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Ratings: 562
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 55
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2005)
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Photo of bditty187
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, brownish amber in hue with golden highlights, especially when backlit. The color of the liquid is very appealing. Off-white head, at the apex the foam was almost two-fingers in height, head retention was admirable, the bubbles slowly faded to a thin cap. After a little while longer it became soapy. The subsequent lacing was spotty and not widespread. Overall, this beer looks good but there is nothing magical about it.

The nose is a bit of a letdown. My first sniff was great, I couldn’t believe this was an Alt Bier (I don’t believe it is one, BTW, and if this is an Alt, wow, my definition has been greatly expanded). Cherries, phenolic alcohol notes, flowers, molasses, earth, a bit of leather, and some dried nuttiness. However, the potency is low and the aromas don’t really bond-together well. I had a couple ounce sample at a Huber Haus beer tasting a few months back. I took no notes (I’m not some RBer!) but I remember the nose really popped that night. With this sample, not so much now; maybe I had a fresher sample then? The bouquet is inviting but it is not jaw-dropping good… like I remember it.

The palate is tasty but, again, it is bit of a letdown. Damn, I wish I could read the bottling date! Err. I remember a better beer. Memories can be flawed. I really want to try this one again. Anyway, the palate offers sweet maltiness, chocolate covered cherries, clovey/peppery alcohol notes, wildflowers in spots, molasses and caramel. At the back is a good amount of earth, a bit of leather, and some dried nuttiness. Juicy at the finish, rich in malt… the alcohol is soothing. This redefines Alt for me… I call this a German Barleywine. I also say, screw the style because it tastes damn good. This is a great beer.

Medium/medium-full in body, low but natural carbonation, the mouthfeel is a little slick for me but it does fit this beer reasonably well.

Awesome drinkability because I want to sip this beer so slow so I can savor every ounce. This is a beer to pair with gourmet cheese. I found the palate to be simply complex, at no point am I awed or overwhelmed but I am delighted every second. Excellent. I purchased my bottle in Fort Collins, CO (I believe). I want more.

bditty187, Oct 13, 2005
Photo of nlmartin
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very neat looking bottle. Beer was poured into a twenty ounce wide mouth wine gobblet.

Appearance: Hell the bottle was so neat looking I almost was expecting crap. The beer pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head that lingers for the duration of the beer. Nice lacing plays on the side of the glass.

Smell: This is a very malty carmel smell about this beer.

Taste: Very sweet malts are present. Has a very nutty bread taste with just the right kiss of hops to prevent a syrup experience.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: This beer is dangerously drinkable. I could suck these down all night long. I wish I had bought more.

nlmartin, Oct 06, 2005
Photo of NClifestyle
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

an amazing looking beer, from the great bottle to the pour, a dark amber, almost brown color with a thick, creamy head of light tan foam, which stayed with the beer and left much lace on the glass.
smell was nice, some caramel and malt.
this beer has a wonderful taste, full malt and sweet bread at the front of the mouth, some raisin in the middle, and a sharp, quick hop in the back, which was gone, but surprising left a somewhat nutty aftertaste (or bready).
a creamy beer, glides over the tongue and across the mouth, feels quite nice, and before i knew it, the beer was gone.
as the sticke comment says, this beer is a bit stronger in all categories that i would expect from an altbier, and that's a good thing. one hell of a beer, i would drink it anytime, if given the chance.

cheers...

NClifestyle, Oct 05, 2005
Photo of Dithyramb
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Even better than the normal "secret." This is the double dog dare. It is darker, prettier, and with a more healthy head. The aromas are darker, with molasses and dark sugar riding around with the usual Belgian. The same yeasty swirls are in there as well. The flavor is darker with a heavier mouthfeel. Candy sugar and dark malts run the show here. A great sipping brew. Yet again, this would be deadly as a tap version here in the states. But, please bring it anyway. Bottled 0418 and purchased from Dilly Deli in Cincinatti.

Dithyramb, Sep 22, 2005
Photo of kmo1030
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

brown, but not opaque, with ruby around the edges. tan head. sweet malty aromas dominate. dark fruitiness underneath that, with some interesting root beer notes. he taste is very sweet and malty. roasted dark chocolate and caramel with hints of coffee. dark fruit flavors including raisin and fig. the root beer from the smell comes back in a subtle way in the taste, adding a unique complexity to this beer. there are also some candied slightly belgian flavors. a little herbal bitterness is noticable, but no real hop flavor. the alcohol is detectable towards the back of the mouth with a slight warming effect. medium bodied, but coating in the mouth with delicate carbonation. decent drinkability, certainly enjoyable, but a little too sweet for more than one.

kmo1030, Aug 28, 2005
Photo of goodbyeohio
2.23/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

cool fliptop with purple and silver labels.. bottling date is so faded or poorly printed that its unreadable.

clear red beer with some orange-to-yellow highlights. no head, virtual webby coating on the surface with more density around the edges. aroma is puzzlingly bizarre.. glue, bandaids, and cereal left in the sink overnight. sour malts. weird. excessively malty taste that evokes maple syrup with a hard bitterness.. waxy. pretty hot for 8+% as well. aftertaste leaves a puckering tart bitterness.. taking uerige sticke, a decent beer, and making it way too big for gluttonous american pigs. not sure this experiment is a successful one. had the chance to taste this at a b united event and liked it more then. i have one more bottle and will re-review in a few.. right about now, this is not one of my favorite beers. won't revisit unless this was a fluke.

goodbyeohio, Aug 18, 2005
Photo of cubedbee
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From one of the great Uerige swing-top bottles with a bottling date of 04 18. Pours a beautiful dark cherry laced brown with two fingers of a beige head settling to a nicely retained cap that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Big sweet aroma--brown sugar, molasses, dark berries--with a solid dose of floral hops in there as well. Taste starts out with a caramal maltiness, some fruit flavors like plum, cherry, and raisin coming through briefly, before a fairly big assault of grassy hops hit---leaving a slightly lingering bitterness which mixes with the alcohol taste as the beer warms. Mouthfeel on this one is somewhat creamy, and dispite the big sweetness, isn't at all syrupy. This is an interesting and complex beer--kind of the barley wine of alts, but in the end it's a little much for me and I'd prefer one of Uerige's other versions.

cubedbee, Aug 17, 2005
Photo of Citadel82
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml. Ceramic Stoppered Bottle. Purchased at Spirits Unlimited in Red Bank.

Not sure I'd call this an Alt beer but it is delicious and full of character.

Pours deep dark chocolate brown with an abundant white head.
Adequate carbonation and ruby highlights.

Aroma is sweet malt and faint floral hops.

Taste - If the "Sticke" is about hops the Doppel Sticke is more about malt. Dark fruit and candy sugar, caramel and toffee. Some coffee like notes and a faint hop presence.

Mouthfeel is full bodied. Coats the tongue and palate with a lingering sweet creamy coating that eventually dries to a faint floral hoppiness.

I hope they keep brewing this stuff it is awesome.

Citadel82, Aug 15, 2005
Photo of meathookjones
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Comes in the spiffy looking small swing-top bottles. Opens with a loud pop then pours out a deep dark red with a good sized off white head. Some clumps of lace and a tight cap of foam is maintained. Pretty big sweet dark ripe fruity notes up front with a bit of toasty malt. There is a definite hoppiness going on as well that adds interestingly to the overall aroma. The flavor starts with the same big burst of sticky sweet fruits. A good bit of toasty malts are there as is earthy hops notes. There are some Alt characteristics going on but they are definitely not the focus. Very barleywine like in its overall flavor. A good amount of bitter fruit rounds this out. Pretty thick and sticky this coats with flavor. Damn drinkable as well. A 750 would have been nice. An interesting beer that has some Doppelbock and some Barley wine things going on. Highly recommended.

meathookjones, Aug 12, 2005
Photo of Gaisgeil
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Recommended to me by some random Aussie (or maybe from New Zealand?) woman @ Merchant's in Dearborn.

Poured from an awesome German swingtop bottle a deep brown with red and amber overtones. Has a decent fluffy head that left a slight crown all throughout. Nose was deep and dank, very malty and strong. Wafts of baked goods, reminded me of pie somehow. Taste initially was of dark fruit, raisins and figs... but was taken over by a sticky malt profile with a slight bitterness that had no chance of taking over the attention.

Very strong and complex, definatly a sipper, paired well with my steak, leek and potato bridies.

Slàinte!

Gaisgeil, Aug 08, 2005
Photo of Wonka
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

0.33L
Bottled on 11 04

Release of the swingtop resulted in a resounding deep pop
Poured into my Ayinger Weizen glass since I didn’t have a stange
Here is one heck of a glorious bottle. Its art in glass.

Appearance – dark amber body with ever-present rising carbonation; 2.5-inch thick, creamy-topped, off-white head sets back but it always guarded the beer; lace is commendable

Smell – wow; doughy sweetness and prune interwine; bit of molasses, spice and candy; subtle hop

Taste – earth, dark fruit and light candy with a subtle hop tinge; seems to have mellowed nicely with a few months under its belt; barely any alcohol present; aftertaste is a balance of dark fruit and hop early with an added bitterness reminiscent of Hallertauer winning late

Mouthfeel – low carbonation is used to the max to create a rich and lush feel; resoundingly dry at close

Drinkability – the dry close has me immediately diving for more but it does detract somewhat from the overall experience; the smell/taste/feel package comes together nicely

Yes! Now this is an incredible brew. Two thumbs up to Uerige!

Wonka, Aug 07, 2005
Photo of Billolick
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

classy flip top 11.2 ounce bottle (Bottled on 4-18, noted on the upper label), pours reddish coppery amber, soft and creamy off white head, leaves some scattered, fine stringy lacing. Spicy, alcohol, astringent nose. Clean, strong, flavorful brew, nutty, malty,rum soaked, crisp and tasty. simply one of the best brews out there, seek it out and enjoy this delicacy. World class sipper/night capper, would be great with some nuts cheese, dried fruits, you get the idea...

Billolick, Aug 06, 2005
Photo of IrishRedRock
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The pop of the swingtop reveals the aromas of this crimson amber beauty even before I pour it. I can tell just from the insanely complex aroma that this is going to be quite interesting. The nose is malty and sweet, and there's so much to pick up here. Belgian candy sugar, almonds, licorice, citric tangerine notes and buttery toffee. Wow.

The taste follows suit in complexity, and is one of those rare beers that has the unique characteristic of having an entirely different taste from the beginning of a sip to the end. Starts a tad sweet, with nutty hazlenut flavors and spices that get you thinking of warming holiday brews. A mild yet crisp hop bitterness leads you towards the end, where you'll find yourself hit with a bit of carbonation and a massive wallop of malty goodness. Cripes! I didn't expect this to be this good. And the mouthfeel...so smooth and velvety. Perfection on that. Slightly warming from the alcohol, but it's hidden well. Definitely somewhat of a cross between a big, malty German Alt and an American Barleywine. Im'a go buy a few more bottles of this goodness, thank'ya very much.

IrishRedRock, Aug 02, 2005
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a small strange)

A- This beer pours a warm leather brown clear body with a creamy light tan head. Gentle carbonation rises to the top of the glass.

S- The smell of caramel malt and toasted malt with the hint of dark dried fruit.

T- This beer has a warm brown malty taste. Notes of faint chocolate and caramel with a slight sweetness. A gentle hop bitterness finishes this taste.

M- medium mouthfeel with a faint alcohol warmth in the finish. No astringency.

D- This is a good solid altbier. It has the great malty flavors and a nice hop bitterness with the alcohol warmth to balance. Very nice brew.

rhoadsrage, Aug 01, 2005
Photo of whartontallboy
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely cool Uerige bottle.

Pours a deep coppery caramel into a stange. Topped with a nice-sized head of sticky white froth. Quite attractive.

Smell is a heady mix of very thick, candied-fruit malts and a nice punch of strong, bitter hops. Caramel and tropical fruits come through nicely.

The flavor is huge without being too much. It's definitely thick with a candy-ish malt, but not cloyingly so, and there's a distinct fruitiness that reminds me almost of a peach flavor that pulls through. The hops, however, remain present at all times, lending a nice sharp bitterness to the taste.

The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and creamy, it really feels great in there. Drinkability is fantastic for a brew of its ABV (8.5%).

Overall: Really glad I picked this one up at New Beer Distributors in NYC. As other reviewers have noted, it is slightly reminiscent of a barleywine masquerading as an alt, but with a much lighter, less severe flavor and texture. Moreover, the typical alt characteristics hold it together quite nicely. Try this one if you can.

whartontallboy, Jul 29, 2005
Photo of putnam
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I'll treat this as a *dubbelbockalt* -- it has the sweet brown pecan pie spice aromas reminiscent of Celebrator ot Traquair House Ale. Creamy textured and loaded with sweet malt flavor, the alcohol pulls away from the roasted bitterness leaving a cough-syrup effect that could become a chore to drink. Sticky, tarry bitterness on the finish.

putnam, Jul 27, 2005
Photo of HappyHourHero
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge, creamy, light brown colored head faded slowly leaving scattered strings of lace. Dark copper, almost mahogany colored beer has a transparent candy hue to it. Sweet caramel malt, candied flowers, and a whif of pineapple in the aroma. Strong sweet malt up front feels fairly thick. Plums and vinuous notes in the middle mix with caramel and alcohol. A mild bitterness joins the party at the end supressing the sweetness in the finish. Mouthfeel is soft and full, but not to the point of thick. My first "Imperial Altbier", there are plenty of interesting flavors and aromas, but I'm a bit put off by the strangely sweet caramel flavor that reminds of Samichlaus.

HappyHourHero, Jul 26, 2005
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass crystal clear just beyond amber with a low off-white and persistent head which laced the glass.

The aroma was floral and fruity with a strong flowery presence coupled with a slight alcohol phenolic spice and some nice caramel maltiness.

The flavor was malty with quite a charge of caramel and a marriage of assertive bittering to keep that malt in check. The hops were slightly earthy and definitely spicy with a slight bite. The hops came mainly in bittering, but some flavor shined through. Also present was a nice fruity character with restrained raisin charater overshadowed by the hops.

The finish was dry, darn near bone dry with lasting bittering on the palate and a spicy hop flavor that lasted into the aftertaste. The body was medium full and well done. It's an alt on steriods and a well crafted one at that!

11.2 ounce flip top bottle, thanks MABZ! Bottled on 04.18

GCBrewingCo, Jul 22, 2005
Photo of ypsifly
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz flip top shaped like an old german stick grenade, into a stange. There's a bottled on date on the neck label, but it is unreadable.

Dark, clear copper with some floaters. One finger+ head of off white falls to 1cm and stays. Not much lace.

Yeast, caramelesque malts, peppery alcohol and floral hops make up the nose. There's also some suggestion of floral hops. Smells vaguely belgian...almost.

Lots of malt followed by piney hops when tasted. Slightly more hop than malt. Some alcohol pops up in the bitter finish.

The mouth is near full, too strong to session but its still a nice brew. Recommended.

ypsifly, Jul 20, 2005
Photo of kmpitz2
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper color with a light finger of head that falls to a very light coat over the brew. The nose is intense. I get notes of intense almond, roasted nut, light bread and very light raisin. The flavor is less intense than the nose. More hop comes through in the flavor. Its not bitter, but flavorful and light on the finish. There is a healthy toasted nut flavor, but its not as intense as the nose at all. The feel is thick, with a light carbonation. The alcohol plays no part in the nose or the flavor. Not a bad brew at all. I have another bottle that will get consumed pretty soon. An okay brew.

kmpitz2, Jul 19, 2005
Photo of clvand0
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown color with a small head that has poor rentention and leaves little lacing on the glass. The aroma has a lot of caramel sweetness. The flavor is much less interesting than the aroma, but that's not saying much. I really don't enjoy the flavor very much. Lots of caramel. Body is moderate, the drinkability is ok.

clvand0, Jul 19, 2005
Photo of santoslhalper
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearence: Pours a clear, dark copper with a wonderfully creamy beige head that has amazing retention, and leaves gorgeous lacing. Hardly any carbonation.

Smell: The smell is a duller version of the Uerige Alt Classic. It has the spiciness and sweet maltiness, but not as strong or complex.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Incredibly creamy and smooth, no flavors overpowering the other. Balanced and full of flavor, but not as complex as I had hoped. A little more complexity would boost this to killer tasting. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy.

Drinkability and Overall: A unique Altbier for sure, it's lacking something special to really throw it over the edge. You'd think the 8.5% would give it a nice kick, but it didn't. I still thoroughly enjoyed every last sip of it, and reccommend it to anyone, unless they can find the Uerige Altbier Classic.

santoslhalper, Jul 17, 2005
Photo of OldSock
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Presentation and Appearance – 11.2 oz long neck flip top bottle that I bought on a whim having enjoyed the regular Uerige Sticke. Bottled on 4/18. The beer is a dark amber red, pretty clear with a thin off white head and dots of lacing.

Smell – Malt and alcohol are the main aromas. There are also hints of yeast and dark fruit.

Taste – Deep full SWEET malt flavor up front with a slight dry bitterness in the back. The hop bitterness is certainly there, but there is little to no hop flavor. The flavor is rounded out by dark fruit, mainly plums and raisons.

Mouthfeel – Thinner than would be expected from a beer this big. Carbonation is on the strong side.

Drinkability and Notes – The thin body makes Doppelsticke exceptionally drinkable for such a big beer. This is simply the most flavorful alt beer that I have had. It is a far better beer than the regular Sticke from Uerige and far superior to every other alt beer I have had. Well worth searching out if you have been indifferent to other alt beers that you have had.

OldSock, Jul 16, 2005
Photo of sacfly
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 04.1. Code 11 01 11.2 oz. flip top.

Pours a beautiful dark red/brown. Medium to light carbonation. Small, tight bubbles. Smell is sweet and clean. Candied plums come to mind. Rich, syrup like mouth feel. Caramel candied plums. Definite doppel on steroids taste. Wow. Great taste and texture, but much too rich to drink more than one or two. Would drink every night after dinner however. Would make a great after dinner desert drink.

sacfly, Jul 16, 2005
Photo of TinusTime
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep chestnut brown with lighter highlights around the edge. Large off white head lingers and teasingly makes me wait to take my first sip. Nose is huge of molasses, caramel, sweet bread. Almost worried this is going to be too sweet.

Taste is interesting. Sweet up front like a dopplebock, but then enough hoppiness to keep it from becoming too sweet. You can pick out the Uerige Sticke character out of the back ground, but it does not scream at you. The sweetness is a bit more than I thought it would be, but it was still well balanced.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth going down. Very easy to drink even at 8 percent. Drinkability Hell Yeah!! I would love to have another one of these.

Big Ups to BiermanVA for bringing me back a bottle from Boston when he attended the American Beer Fest. Even bigger props to him for managing not to drink it before it got to me.

TinusTime, Jul 15, 2005
Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.